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 24 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
A pan shop and Muslim dealer in piece-goods, India, 1855
Painting by a British artist; William Carpenter

This painting depicts two shops, the one on the left selling paan (a type of digestive made from the betel nut and chewed after meals), the one on the right owned by a Muslim dealer in piece ... Read More
 23 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Poona in Bygone Days
By Rao Bahadur Dattatraya Balvanta Parasnis
Published by Times Press, Bombay - 1921

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Water-colour view of Pune (Poona) from the bank of the river by George Rowley (... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Malabar Point and Back Bay, Bombay - 1855

A photograph of Malabar hill, Bombay from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855. Malabar hill, near Bombay is 180 feet high and forms a peninsula enclosing Back Bay to the north. Today, the Hill and t... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Bombay, from Malabar Hill - 1855

A photograph of a view of Bombay from Malabar Hill from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855. Originally, Bombay was composed of seven islands separated by a marshy swamp. It’s deep natural harbour led the ... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Walkeshwar, Bombay - 1855

A photograph of the Walukeshwar temple in Maharashtra from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1860. The kings of the Silhara dynasty who ruled Bombay from the 9th to the 13th Centuries originally built Walkeshar Temple... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Essay:
Malabar Hill and the Pirates of Malabar
From 'Maddys Ramblings'

A cursory look at the name of one of the costliest bits of real estate in Bombay (nowadays called Mumbai) signifies its relationship to the South West coastal area of Malabar. There is a reason to that, and I thought I would ... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Malabar Hill, Bombay
1850s to 1870s
By Francis Frith, born 1822 - died 1898

Whole-plate albumen print from wet collodion glass negative.

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 19 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
View eastwards from the steps behind Mount Mary Church, Bandra, Bombay, by William Carpenter, painting, watercolour on paper, India, 1850

In this view, the new Mahim Causeway linking the Bombay (Mumbai) and Salsette islands is visible in the middle distance. The ghats of mainland Bombay are in t... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Scene in Bombay, India, 1826.
Painting by a British artist - Robert Grindlay.

Grindlay (1786-1877) served in the Bombay Native Infantry from 1804-20, rising to Captain. Captain Robert Grindlay's "Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, chiefly on the Western Side of India", issued from 1826 to 1830 ... Read More
 18 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Bombay University Calendar for the Year 1880-81
Published by Thacker & Co., Bombay - 1880

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Photograph of the Bombay University Convocation Hall, taken by an unknown photographer in th... Read More
 18 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Handbook of the Bombay Presidency - With an account of Bombay city.
Published by John Murray, London - 1881

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Bombay Harbour, India
1850s to 1870s
Photographer: Francis Frith, born 1822... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Glimpses of old Bombay and western India, with other papers
By James Douglas
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London - 1900

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'The Bazar Gate and Part of the Town of Bombay taken ... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Nurses' Quarters, St George's Hospital, Bombay - 1890

Photograph of the front view of the Nurses' Quarters at St George's Hospital in Bombay from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views, mostly in South Asia' taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. St George's Hospital was des... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Byculla Club, Bombay - 1855

A photograph of the Byculla Club, Bombay from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855.The Byculla Club opened in 1833, the first of Bombay’s residential clubs serving the British residents of the prosperous and ele... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Byculla Club, 1833-1916 - A history
By Samuel T. Sheppard
Published by Bennet, Coleman & Co., Bombay - 1916

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 17 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Bombay Place-names and Street-names - An excursion into the by-ways of the history of Bombay City
By Samuel T. Sheppard
Published by Times Press, Bombay - 1917

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A street in Bombay - 186... Read More
 31 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Panorama of a street scene, Amber
'Views of Eastern Parts of Rajputana, 1885'
By Lala Deen Dayal

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 31 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
View at Mount Abu - 1870s
By Colin Murray
Albumen print, signed, numbered or captioned in negative

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 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Komal's Kirti-sthamba, Chittor

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
The Indur Mahal, Jaipur

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Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More